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Poster: 73head Date: Sep 19, 2009 6:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: how do you listen to your Dead?

what i want to know is.....how do all of you listen to the shows that are so important to us all? do you close off the world in a dark room with headphones? do you just listen in the car or sitting at your desk? do you set aside time to have "listening sessions"? do you smoke a little bud before you listen? i dont know about all yous, but i think to truly LISTEN to the music, you need no distractions, and its hard to do that in our busy lives!

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Sep 19, 2009 10:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

I've had my face planted in front of this cpu for the last 10 months, I'm laid off and have used the time to discover and re-discover some great music.The last 2 days alone have been awesome Dead shows 68,70,72 and some of the gratest Hendrix I've ever heard. Great sound system on this thing too.I've got all the bells and whistles. After I burn a show I've got to hammer it on The Home system (if the kids don't mind) If they do then not a major malfraction.
When I was working it was construction so its hard to wear headphones w/ huge machinery runnin around. I work w/ precast concrete bridges,culverts crap like that. For my Dead needs there I have the "magic lunchbox" and that consist of about 8-10 shows and other music loaded on my phone then blue-toothed to a metal wireless stereo speaker I carry in my lunchbox, pretty cool. Usually I pull a tube for Jesus and one for Jerry then consider myself grateful go to bed then get up and do it again "....the sun comin' up,and then the sun it's goin down, Shine through my window and my friends they come around....." Peace

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Poster: Dan Russ Date: Sep 20, 2009 6:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

I spend a lot of my day working in a kitchen, thankfully with music privileges. My co-workers ages and tastes vary, but are a pretty tolerant lot. One guy is the main DJ; he has the balls to break up the repetitiveness of fm radio - and suffers the occasional reproach. I feed him copies of cds covertly and hearing Jerry over the clamor can really help me make it through a trying shift. I work at a college and while driving home alongside the student pedestrians I blast Jerry out of the windows for a cheap thrill.

I live alone and spend a lot of time editing music files to fit on cds. I am often here on the archive, streaming music and as of late caught up in the buzz of the forum. My stereo is real fine, with quality bookshelf speakers in all three rooms. I only use headphones late at night or very early in the morning so I don’t bother my landlady.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Sep 19, 2009 7:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

50% MP3 player and headphones, 25% in car, 25% on PC speakers.

I find the headphones to be a big help with some of the creaky 69-70 audience tapes I've been known to enjoy.

(I gave up the smoke years ago. Not too old to get high, just too old and too many responsibilities to get busted)

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Sep 19, 2009 8:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

Same proportions for me. Headphones alone when I can find/make the time, but just as often in the car or through decent computer speakers at work. I never go anywhere without 150 shows on my iPod, and have often been consoled by the music when unexpectedly delayed someplace.

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Poster: One_of_Six Date: Sep 19, 2009 8:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

HeadPhones for myself - I have fifty or so Dead shows along with several Jerry Garcia Band, New Riders, etc. to sooth this savage beast when the mood is upon me....very often....very often....I burn CD's to play in my vehicle (still in the old-school mode, doncha know!)
I was southbound on I-5 to Chula Vista recently and pulled into Weed, CA for gas. As I headed back to my car I was followed by some cat who was trying to get my attention. He wanted to buy the Jerry Garcia T-Shirt I was wearing....I told him that it was a gift from a very old friend and not for sale....he went on about how his main man was the ultimate Jerry fan, yatta, yatta, yatta....so I opened my CD case and pulled out the third set from the Dec 10, 1971 show at the Fox in St Lou - 55 minutes of some of the best rocknroll ever made......I know they enjoy listening to it....

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 20, 2009 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

4 Martin Logan Preface floor standing speakers with Hitachi HMA-8300 class G amp with a HITACHI HCA 7500 PREAMP and 2 Sony CDPCX-455 400 disc changers.....I also run the output from my PC into the Hitachi aux for all my streaming needs! ....and in the car i got Clarion deck with a Kenwood amp to power 4- 4" Infinity Kappa speakers, one in each door, and a Kicker amp to drive my 2- 6.5" Infinity Kappa speaker in the rear deck and a 10" Clarion sub in the trunk! i guess i need an IPOD for the walks from the house to car!!!!!!!!!!! oh yeah....at work on a sony boom box!!




This post was modified by RBNW....new and improved! on 2009-09-20 21:07:29

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Poster: Dan Russ Date: Sep 20, 2009 1:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

Sure must sound sweet! Not to be a smart ass, just an fyi – when editing a post you can delete the previous “this post was modified …” line(s) .

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 20, 2009 2:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

did not know that!!

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 20, 2009 2:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

nice i just tried it ....thx

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Sep 19, 2009 7:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

Ampex ATR-102
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Browsing Grateful Dead by Year:




Nearly 2,200 Dead shows exist on tape, of the 2,350 or so that the group played.

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Monte's GD page

do I smoke to enhance my listening pleasure?
I go by my watch for that
— it's always 420 time —

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Poster: falconcry77 Date: Sep 20, 2009 2:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

At home: PC> Harmon Kardon avr65 receiver> Polk RT16's, Polk RT7's, Polk RT3's, Swans Diva 2.1's, and a Cambridge Soundworks 12" powered sub. LOUD!

In my painting studio: Ipod> technics receiver> klipsch sb2's, klipsch sf1's.

In the car: Ipod> tape deck> crappy blown speakers in my '93 geo prizm (and yes the speakers listed above are worth much more than my car; I wouldn't have it any other way!)

At work: Ipod> Decent boombox (loud machinery and saws make it impossible to hear half the time)

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Poster: mickmac Date: Sep 19, 2009 8:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

With mustard, relish and cole slaw.

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Sep 19, 2009 11:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

Cole slaw makes me fart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHA6IquDmOY&;feature=PlayList&p=A4227E33DA2F6EBA&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=75

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Poster: sambonk2 Date: Sep 21, 2009 9:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

90% running with my Ipod...other 10 is in the Car....

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Sep 21, 2009 2:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

Mainly on headphones, I have neighbors that like to complain...
I used to listen to shows with my best friend on his fantastic sound system until he passed away. He was a cancer stricken Dead Head from the earliest days, an electronics freak. He was the best friend I ever had. Fare thee well my brother!
We used to have weekly listening sessions where we would partake of the finest in herbs and then play whatever that week's selection was at maximum clean volume. During breaks, set breaks or whatever else, we would have a break, a smoke break or whatever, to take a couple of tokes or whatever was needed and discuss the show... We had some great times.
Whenever I play an outstanding show now I still sense my brother Randall telling me to just sit back and listen.. no talking.. just let the healing music wash on over us. The way the Grateful Dead should be heard... just sit back and listen to the music play. He passed away on September 10. May the four winds blow him safely home.

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2009-09-21 09:10:52

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 21, 2009 12:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

RIP Brother Randall - I (just) missed you on this plane, but will surely catch you on the next.

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Sep 20, 2009 7:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

Vintage audio equipment or truck CD player.

PC> Marantz 4230 Quad> Altec Lansing Santana II

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 20, 2009 6:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

usually either headphones on the ipod or in the truck. i agree that, in our busy lives, it is truly difficult to LISTEN to the dead or any music for that matter. that is one reason i far prefer the headphone route moreso than any other - very very few distractions that way.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Sep 19, 2009 10:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

I'm not fond of headphones, so I listen out loud... loud enough to hear the very quiet parts, but not so loud that an unexpected Phil Bomb blows my vintage speakers. When I stream from here, I also like the iTunes visualizer... I think it was designed by deadheads. :)


Geat thread idea, btw.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Sep 20, 2009 6:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

Most of my listening is thru headphones plugged into my computer at work. Sometimes listen to CDs while driving.
Occasionally listen on the home stereo..but as I am the only head in the house, it's not very often.

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Poster: 73head Date: Sep 20, 2009 2:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

do you guys ever go on "music walks"? when i have free time i'll walk through the woods on a trail or something with headphones, its a great way to listen to shows that i reccomend you all try :)

also its funny, we all know Dick Latvala is the deadhead of all deadheads, and every night he would block off the world with headphones and listen which i heard didnt please the wife too much! (when living with a lover, its hard to get time to listen as ive seen in a lot of these posts, but we love em anyway!)

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Poster: drspark61 Date: Sep 20, 2009 10:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

I prefer to blast CDs from my home system, but the family situation doesn't allow that so much any more. Occasionally CDs while driving around, but I don't do that much now, either. Most of the listening now is MP3s (~192 kbps VBR) on my Creative Zen using Sennheiser CX-300 ear buds. Also some MP3 FLAC files on my computer, through crappy computer speakers.

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Poster: B. Stockwell Date: Sep 19, 2009 6:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

Headphones with an MP3 player. I want Dark Star INSIDE my head. I can't use this music as background, anymore than I'd listen to Bach or the Grosse Fuge while reading. Sometimes, I WILL use my computer to run the music, but I still use headphones and "watch" the music using WinAmp visualizations.

That's me, anyway.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 20, 2009 8:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

I defn prefer doing it on my own with full attention devoted to the sound. Defn prefer having hard copies that I place in home or car stereo (ie, CDs), and thus usually am alone or plan for it to be so...one exception, and the one where I actually get the most listening done these days is the little ipod at the gym. Usu only get a half hr or so a day, but that is where I really concentrate on hearing a show repeatedly to analzye it in great detail. Often will listen more than ten times in 2 wks or so...headphones really help.

Never, ever listen via the computer as the sound system sucks and I don't know how to connect/purchase/make it better like many of you techno competents...

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Poster: cush212 Date: Sep 21, 2009 10:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

Since most all of my electronic devices have been lost or broken, I listen inside my head mostly...

Amazing what you/I can find in there when needed. Sound quality can be variable, but generally good.

Forgivness on the spellings pleeze

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Poster: skies Date: Sep 19, 2009 7:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

When in america , Iwould listen to GD music at shows,in GD parkinglots ,while driving ,and blasting GD tapes all over .Now the situation differs in europe ,as i don't heve tapes ,so i hear GD music while on gd related web sites and i should get abetter sound system to hear GD music better all over the place !

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Sep 20, 2009 12:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

That is americana skies, Its always been ! My apologies for earlier posts.

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Sep 19, 2009 7:20pm
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hi skies!!~ thats the the way to listen :)

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Poster: skies Date: Sep 20, 2009 4:02am
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Funny pictures ,Wwind !Who is the bozo with big teeths ? The skull with feather reminds me of Santa Fé shows ,good memories !

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Poster: B. Stockwell Date: Sep 19, 2009 7:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

Yes - the better your music system, whether it's a great set of headphones or a great set of speakers, the better your "Dead Times" will be. I'm happy we have non-vinyl options, though. Being able to hear an entire concert - or four! - is a thrill. Bless the tapers who faithfully did their job so patiently and for so long! It really paid off.

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Poster: skies Date: Sep 20, 2009 4:07am
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I used to meet strange people on GD parkinglots ! Sometimes ,an unknow taper would simply kindly offer me copy of the latest shows ! Indeed , thanks to them who saved all these sounds !

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Poster: cosmic chuck Date: Sep 20, 2009 4:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

25% in the car, 25% as backround as I do stuff around the house, 25% while walking with my headphones ( can 4 - 5 miles without noticing listening to a good show on the ipod) and 25% sitting down with a good stereo and doing nothing but listening (I know not everyone can find the time and place for this but I truly recommend it!)

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Poster: Miss Divine Date: Sep 21, 2009 12:00am
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iPod when I walk to and from work (usually get a first set in that way)and then I try and spend time with my NAD set-up for the second set when I get home, cat purring on my lap and a glass of wine in one hand.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 21, 2009 9:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

...and William Tell's photo in the other.

[pathetic, eh? I couldn't resist...at least there's a worldwide web between us to keep you from having to really worry about me]

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Poster: jimnull Date: Sep 19, 2009 7:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

thru an 8 yr old computer to a 30 yr old Marantz receiver to 20 yr old Allison speakers. But really its always the music.

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Poster: jerrys beard Date: Sep 20, 2009 9:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how do you listen to your Dead?

About an hour drive each way to work, so iPod in the car. Have a decent speaker system so it works out well. Amazing how often it focuses my mind for a long day or puts me back in the right mood after a tough day.

Work too many hours too many days, but on the occasional days off, like to listen to a concert beginning to end with some Sennheiser headphones at home. With family obligations (in a good way) this doesn't happen as often as I would like. Probably why the Road Trips series doesn't annoy me as much as it does others, most of my listening time is chopped up anyway.

Looking forward to the days when I can spend some quality time with "the boys."